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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,716 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,716
Reviews: 1,078
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 120
Gots: 227 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000)
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Photo of JRed
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy dark golden color with giant marshmallow floating over top. Aroma Belgian fruitiness: cinnamon apples, oranges in vodka, rinds, honey, and sharp spices. Taste of cinnamon apples, oranges and rind, honey, clove, and I aggressive but still noticeable booze. Big bodied but oddly, not that chewy, more fluffy. Easy drinkin' and flavorful. Nice for summer evenings.

JRed, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

csfcmitchell, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of cgarcer
4/5  rDev -1.7%

cgarcer, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of mporter249
3/5  rDev -26.3%

mporter249, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of OB1
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

OB1, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of marybrooke
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

marybrooke, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of NoetheMatt
4/5  rDev -1.7%

NoetheMatt, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of BingCrosby7
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - a light orange with some auburn notes; pale white head with reasonably good retention. A pretty brew, though a bit lighter than I had expected.

S - hoppy on the nose with an undertone of faint spices; a little bit of booze lingers after the initial smell.

T - orange and lemon zest with a tinge of light, floral hops; spice lingers in the aftertaste. The flavors are a bit subdued -- much more so than I expected from an Ommegang.

M - Decent carbonation, but it felt a little one dimensional.

O - this is a decent brew, but it is neither an outstanding Ommegang nor an outstanding amber. It is still worth the try, though. Reasonably priced and mildly flavored. Good for a hot, long day.

BingCrosby7, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of themind
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

themind, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jaxon53, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of weaselchew
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

weaselchew, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of richkrull
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

richkrull, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Orangish-bronze; cloudy; big frothy head dissipates quickly, but held ok due to tulip glass

Aroma: Belgian yeast with candy; spices; and pepper; apricot

Taste: Tart apricot up front with classic Belgian Ale yeast; spice and pepper in the mid; finishes semi sweet; overall thin mouthful, but well balanced; better as it warms

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of VictorWisc
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

VictorWisc, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Riik3, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Eazy28
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Eazy28, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
4/5  rDev -1.7%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ObeMaltKinobee, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a reddish amber with a little haze and smells mildly fruity, orange with hints of spice. It’s creamy with a big head, but almost no retention. Good lacing and the taste is smooth . Again Ommegang has the made the perfect dubbel in that you can taste no alcohol except a touch in the finish. Little pepper on the nose and it’s a little on the thin side. Sweet yeasty malty, soft on the carbonation with a slightly sticky, dry finish. Although the hops are not up front on the palate they balance nicely with the malt and this beer is very delicious without tasting too heavy. Ommegang never fails to delight and this is a superb and contemporary Belgian Pale Ale.

utopiajane, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of dksl16
3.5/5  rDev -14%

dksl16, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

GraduatedCashew, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

freebirdbm14, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

510a, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

backphish, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Madubz
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Madubz, Jun 08, 2013
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,716 ratings.